Responding to COVID-19: What can companies do to promote responsible recovery?
August 5, 2020
As a result of the first in a five part series of webinars, hosted in partnership with the International Organization for Migration and the US Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, GFEMS is pleased to share our latest briefing: Responding to COVID-19: What can companies do to promote responsible recovery?
The briefing provides an overview of the discussion held during the webinar, as well as highlights key themes for supply chain actors, recommendations for promoting responsible recovery, and an overview of the challenges faced in supply chains relating to modern slavery.
Webinar description: COVID-19 is significantly disrupting supply chains and the lives of workers who support them. When economies reopen and begin the recovery process, there is a risk that a significantly higher proportion of vulnerable workers will be subject to modern slavery as the private sector seeks to recoup revenue and revive the viability of their enterprises. Conversely, there is an opportunity for businesses to contribute to a responsible recovery, one in which we build a forward-looking system where protection against modern slavery is integral to operations. In the opening session of our series, we focus on what it will mean to recover responsibly and how companies can do it.